Lares Trek To Machu Picchu 4 Days & 3 Nights

Venture with Spider Travel Peru on a historic, scenic and culturally rich trekking tour of the Lares Valley to Machu Picchu. Our own unique route is incredibly picturesque, with majestic ice glaciers, shockingly blue glacial lakes, waterfalls, llamas and alpacas. Pass through the most isolated indigenous communities still keeping their Inca culture alive. Immerse yourself in the culture, pick-up a few Quechua phrases, learn the art of weaving or simply observe the locals going about their day to day lives. At the conclusion of your hike, soak those aching muscles into the therapeutic waters of the Lares Hot springs, before making your way to the enigmatic ruins of the great Citadel of Machu Picchu. No one has a better trekking route and a better deal than Spider Travel Peru for this trek!

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Best Cultural Trek to Machu Picchu passing through isolated communities!

Type Service Group or Private
Group Size Minium 2 up to 8 people
Difficulty Challenging
Activities Natural landmarks sightseeing, Cultural, religious and historic sites, Train tours & Hiking

Venture with Spider Travel Peru on a historic, scenic and culturally rich trekking tour of the Lares Valley to Machu Picchu. Our own unique route is incredibly picturesque, with majestic ice glaciers, shockingly blue glacial lakes, waterfalls, llamas and alpacas. Pass through the most isolated indigenous communities still keeping their Inca culture alive. Immerse yourself in the culture, pick-up a few Quechua phrases, learn the art of weaving or simply observe the locals going about their day to day lives. At the conclusion of your hike, soak those aching muscles into the therapeutic waters of the Lares Hot springs, before making your way to the enigmatic ruins of the great Citadel of Machu Picchu. No one has a better trekking route and a better deal than Spider Travel Peru for this trek!

  • Day 1: Cusco – Huaran – Cancha Cancha

    Your Andean Mountain adventure through the Lares Valley to Machu Picchu begins early with your pickup at 5:00am from your Cusco hotel. Within an hour, we will arrive at the ancient ruins of the truly awesome Pisac Inca Citadel. Visit the ruins before any other group arrives, enjoying the tranquility of the morning. Your guide will share with you the unique history of the Pisac Inca Citadel and its importance both before and during the Inca Empire.

    Breakfast is served in a comfortable and private Pisac guest house. You will be impressed with your chef’s hearty and delicious breakfast, which will be just what you need to get ready for the first day of trekking! Driving onward for 40 more minutes to Huaran, we meet your horsemen and horses. Time to get ready, boots on, and begin our first 3 hours of a gradual ascent towards Cancha Cancha. Along the way, your lunch will be served next to the river, replenishing your energy for the trek ahead with a delicious meal prepared by your trekking chef.

    Cancha Cancha (3,900m/12,800ft) is one of the most isolated and traditional communities, still self-sustaining as it has been for hundreds of years. There are no roads to this community and they were just recently connected to electricity in December, 2019. After settling into your tents and having afternoon tea, you will have the opportunity to visit a local family or play football with the local kids. You will learn all about life in a traditional Andean village, with your guide as your interpreter. After dinner, your guide will show you the Inca constellations that they depended and still depend on for their agricultural guidance. Look forward to toilet facilities that are very clean and private. Spider travel keeps them locked and will only unlock them upon your arrival. 

    • Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea  – Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities with a private toilet building
    • Distance: 9kms / 5.6 miles
    • Time: 3.5hrs approximately
    • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Day 2: Cancha Cancha – Quiswarani

    Your guide will wake you with a hot cup of tea or coffee to enjoy in your sleeping bag before you get up for breakfast. Feeling all revved up to begin our second day, after another delicious breakfast, we begin our 7 hour hike northeast. It starts out as an intense walk, on our way to the highest point of our trek at Pachacutec Pass(4,500m /14,800 ft). This is where you pat yourself on the back and embrace the satisfaction and exhilaration for making it up to the summit. Motivating you along the trail  are the views of glaciers, remote lakes, alpaca herds, rugged valleys and spectacular mountain vistas. Keep your eyes on the sky for the Caracara falcons and Andean geese!

    After enjoying the summit, we descend for 3 hours until we reach our campsite located by the Quiswarani community(3,700m/12,139ft). On the way, we will take off on an isolated trail where we will see indigenous highland people in their traditional outfits herding their llamas and alpacas. The local indigenous people will open their hearts and interact with you in the Quechua language (the Indigenous language of Peru). Your guide will act as your interpreter, helping to translate and to also teach you some Quechua phrases. When you arrive at the spectacular seven waterfalls, you are almost at the campsite!

    At the campsite, everything will be ready. Enjoy hot drinks and appetizers before dinner, then snuggle in for a comfortable night sleep.

    • Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea  – Dinner
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities with bathroom building
    • Distance: 12kms / 7.5 miles
    • Time: 7hrs approximately
    • Difficulty: challenging
  • Day 3: Quiswarani – Cuncani – Lares – Ollantaytambo

    Your adventure continues as you begin the most scenic day yet!  We begin our ascent for 3 hours until we reach the Willqaqasa Pass, (4,200m/13,779ft) getting a bird’s eye view of the reflections of the mountains in mirror images in the glacial lakes. The majestic Colquecruz and Pitusiray Mountains are awe inspiring to admire from the pass. We continue our trek through the Puna grasslands, undulating and productive agricultural sites and natural pristine lakes. Time to descend for 2 hours to the Cucani community. Connecting with the local indigenous children, you may have the opportunity to visit their school and share in some quality time with the students.

    From Cuncani we meet our driver and ride down through a lush valley with extensive agricultural areas, fruit bearing trees, varied flora, and native flowers like begonias and wild orchids. Finally, we reach our destination, the Lares Hot Springs (3,100m/ 10,170ft), where we cannot wait to soak in the natural volcanic hot springs for about an hour before we have lunch and relax. Time for our goodbyes to our remarkable chef and horsemen. 

    After lunch in Lares, we take our private transport for 2.5 hours to Ollantaytambo, where we have dinner  and then we take  the 7pm train to Aguas  Calientes. Where we spend the night.

    •  Meals included: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea – Dinner
    • 3* Accommodation: Ferre Hotel Machu Picchu 
    • Distance: 15kms / 9.3 miles
    • Time: 6 hrs approximately
    • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Day 4: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Today’s highlight is the amazing Machu Picchu!

    After an early breakfast at your hotel, we take one of the first busses up to Machu Picchu so that you can be there to witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! Your guide will give you a tour, which takes about two hours. You will see some of the most important parts of Machu Picchu. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.

    After your tour, those who have booked the extra hike of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain in advance, you´ll get time to enjoy the hike and views on your own. When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, we take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping, sightseeing or a visit to the museum or hot springs.

    The Expedition train will take you back to Ollantaytambo at 2:22pm or 3:20pm, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up high on the steep canyon wall! Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private vehicle. You can expect to arrive at your hotel around 7:00pm.

    • Meal included: Breakfast
    • Difficulty: Easy

     

    ***IMPORTANT:

    • You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for the times of : 2:55pm or 3:20pm, 4:22pm, or 4:43pm. The cost is $67 USD.
    • Early trains can be organized on request, but it has to be done at booking time.
    • The Huayna Picchu Mountain Hike depends on availability, enquire at booking.

WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

  • Transfer from the Airport to Hotel (on any date)
  • Private transportation from the hotel to trailhead
  • Local Licensed guide, fluent in English 
  • Round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a transfer back to Cusco
  • 2 Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes 
  • Admission ticket to the Machu Picchu Archeological Complex
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu for 2 hours
  • 3* hotel with private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, storage and buffet breakfast
  • 4 person EUREKA TIMBERLINE TENT
  • Comfortable foam mattress
  • Delicious gourmet meals during the 4 days, as indicated on the itinerary
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Horseman and mules, to carry all camping and personal equipment (7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules)
  • Provision of a horse in case of emergency – In case of illness, to ensure trek can be completed by all participants
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • Boiled water to fill up your bottles
  • Transfer back to Cusco only for our group
  • Interaction with the local kids and community at large
  • Backpack rain cover

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

  • Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
  • Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
  • Walking Poles –$15 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • Personal tent -$30 USD – (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade  -$67 USD per person (Return Only )
  • Machu Picchu  Mountain – $75 USD per person  (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes

Huayna Picchu is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour. 

OPTIONAL UPGRADES

  • VISTADOME TRAIN: $67 USD per person (Return Only)
  • Upgrade to 4* or 5* hotel: Price depends on your hotel choice
  • Additional Night in hotel in Aguas Calientes –depends on your hotel choice. Train can be booked for the next day.  

The best Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is available on any date that is best suited to you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers!

PRICES:

  • Group Tour -$543 USD per person (with 3* Ferre´ Hotel in Aguas Calientes)
  • Group Tour -$513 per person (without hotel)

***Minimum of 2 people required to open up a new group – single trekkers may join an existing group, works best when you have flexible dates

*** This price includes the extra pack horse who will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos,  guided tour in Sacred Valley (Pisac Inca ruins) are included in the price and we will provide you with a duffel bag.

***We provide large Eureka 4 person tents for each 2 trekkers.  

Private Tour 

  • 2 Trekkers: $627 USD
  • 3 – 4 Trekkers: $597 USD
  • 5 – 6 Trekkers: $567 USD
  • 7 – 8 Trekkers: $537 USD

*** Without hotel in Aguas Calientes, $30 discount from above prices per person.

***The 5 person discount for the private trek is already factored into the pricing above. 

EXTRAS 

  • Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
  • Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
  • Walking Poles –$15 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • Personal Tent -$30 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
  • Additional Night in Aguas Calientes – From $60 USD (depending on availability)
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade  -$67 USD per person (For the return to Cusco (Poroy) at 4:43pm )
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain  -$75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Single Supplement -$40 USD 3* for single travelers (Ferre´ Hotel)

Huayna Picchu is an optional trek within Machu Picchu Citadel which does not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour. 

DISCOUNTS:

  • 18 to 25 years old: $30 USD. Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
  • Under 18 years old: $30 USD. Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Under 11 years old: $40 USD.  Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  • Group of 5 people or more: $30 USD. All you need to do is book the trek together at the same time.

ADDED VALUES  FOR FREE

  • TRANSFER – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
  • DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price
  • EXTRA PACK HORSE is included in the price, the porter will carry your belongings up to 7 kgs /15p like sleeping bag, mattress, clothes etc
  • BOILED WATER is included along the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
  • OXYGEN TANK will be available along the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu
  • EMERGENCY HORSE is included in the price which can be ridden if you get tired or sick
  • PILLOW
  • GUIDED TOUR INTO PISAC INCA RUINS: Enjoy and explore the amazing Inca city of Pisac which is one of the most important Inca cities of the famous Sacred Valley
  • BEST ITINERARY operated by Lares Trek Machu Picchu specialist only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Please read the following information carefully; it will help with your questions about our services and the Lares Trek to Machu Picchu. 

ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

You will be greeted at the airport in Cusco and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your flight details at least 14 days prior to arrival. Look for our representative holding an orange SPIDER Travel Peru board at the exit from the arrival terminal.

THE BRIEFING FOR THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

Your briefing will take place the night before your trek. It will be held at our office at 6 or 6:30pm, depending on your confirmation email details.  The office is located at Calle Garcilaso 210, office 213 (second floor) in the La CASA DEL ABUELO shopping center.

CAN I STORE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?

Of course! During the Lares trek to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you.

HOW TO BOOK THE LARES TREK MACHU PICCHU

FIRST, to book your Lares trek to Machu Picchu, you need to select your trek/tour date and the number of travelers on the right hand side. Then proceed to the next page to complete the booking form. 

Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group).  We cannot purchase Machu Picchu permits and train tickets without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as it appears on your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • D.O.B. (dd / mm / yyyy)
  • Nationality

*** We will need each participant’s passport at the time of booking. They will be need, in order, to purchase tickets.

SECOND, we require a deposit of $211.00 USD per person in order to purchase a permit for the Lares trek to Machu Picchu.  You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.

WHAT ABOUT THE BALANCE?

If you would like to avoid the high credit card fees in Peru, you may pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMS within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service fee, charged by VISA and PAYPAL.  To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account and use our email address info@spidertravelperu.com to complete the payment. 

HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?

According to Peruvian Law, you must be under 18 years of age at the time of your trek or tour to Machu Picchu (students 18 & above need student cards). For example: if you book a trek at the age of 17 but you turn 18 before you do your trek, you must have a valid university ID card to qualify for the student discount.

  • University students must provide a copy of their ID card showing a photo, University name and card expiration date. Cards must be valid for the current academic year only.
  • All students from 11 to 17 years, the discount is $30 USD.
  • For children from the age of 2 to 11 the discount is $40 USD.
  • Children between the ages of 0 to 2 are free.

All students must provide a copy of their passport at the time of their booking to get the student discount. Send us a copy at info@spidertravelperu.com

MAY I CHANGE THE DATE AFTER THE TICKETS HAVE BEEN BOUGHT?

Unfortunately the answer is No. Once the tickets for Machu Picchu have been bought the Peruvian government does not allow any changes so we can’t change any dates. Tickets are not transferable nor refundable. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date. If you cancel your Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, the deposit is non-refundable!

DO I NEED MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT? 

Yes! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport you sent to us to book your Lares Trek, other entrances and reservations. In case, you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit, and we can change it when you get your new passport number or update your name for a fee of $25 USD per person.  We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. Before you change your passport keep a copy of your old one.

If you do not wish to pay this fee you will need to bring both passports to Peru with you.  You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both old and new passports, to be able to enter Machu Picchu or the train.  If you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu or get on the train.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE ON THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend that you  always dress in layers to facilitate adjusting to the quickly changing weather patterns.

WHAT ABOUT ALTITUDE SICKNESS? 

In general, if you exercise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, you will be able to acclimate normally. It usually takes 1 to 2 days.

The recommended remedies for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN, IF NEEDED. Our guides are trained to treat you  for Altitude Sickness. For more detailed information on Altitude Sickness click this link: Altitude Sickness

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE PER GROUP?

The maximum group size is 8 people. Our groups are usually between 2-6 people. Spider Travel Peru specializes in SMALL, PRIVATE groups and provide a personalised service.

HOW MANY COOKS and PACK HORSES FOR THE GROUP?

You will have 1 cook per group. The number of pack horses depends of the size of the group. For a group of 2 trekkers, they will have 4 horses, 4 trekkers will have 6 horses, 6 trekkers will have 9 horses, 8 trekkers will have 12 horses.

HIKING THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU

The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a SMALL DUFFEL BAG to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is up to 7kg/15lbs. Your team of pack horses will carry your duffel bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It’s important to be aware, that you will not have access to your items in the duffel bag until the end of each day, as the horses will always be ahead of the group. During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc.  A 30 to 40L backpack is sufficient.

IS THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU DIFFICULT, DO I NEED TO BE FIT?

The Lares trek to Machu Picchu is a 39 km hike through the Andes in the Cusco region. The maximum altitude reached is 4,700m. On the second day of the trek, we climb two mountains. The trail is a fairly difficult trek and you should be well prepared and healthy prior to starting it. You have to be moderately fit and exercise regularly . In preparation: try walking 15kms/9 miles a day or working out in the months leading up to the trek. It is also important to be well acclimatized to the altitude. Try to spend at least 2 or 3 days in Cusco (3350m/11,047ft) prior to starting the trek.

ARE THERE TOILETS ON THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU ?

This has been highly appreciated by most of our clients, especially by our trekkers, who want a private, clean and sanitary toilet! SPIDER Travel Peru toilet facilities have an individual tent and a camping toilet with a seat. Check out the picture, which illustrates how we set up our camping toilet on the trek by using this link: picture of toilet tent. Our toilet is always set up a comfortable distance from our campsite.  At night if you need to use the toilet it is readily accessible and clean, unlike the dirty facilities supplied by the government. In Cancha Cancha we have built our own toilet facilities, that stay locked when we dont have treks. There are hot showers and hot water pools to soak in and relax on the 3rd day of your trek at the Lares Hot Springs. Be sure to bring your bathing suit.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM UNABLE TO FINISH THE LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

In the unlikely scenario that you are unable to finish the trek due to a health issue, Spider Travel Peru will assist you to the nearest town for help with transportation. We always carry oxygen on the trek for any respiratory problems. In extreme cases, a helicopter pick up can be arranged at your own expense. (Travel insurance required). There are no refunds in the unlikely situation that you are unable to finish the Lares trek.
Generally, those who have to be assisted off the trail are taken to Ollantaytambo and if they recover quickly, they then continue the journey to Aguas Calientes (cost incurred by trekker) and visit Machu Picchu according to original plan.

ARE WE GOING TO BE DROPPED OFF AT OUR HOTEL?

Absolutely!! Hotel drop off is included in your trek package. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you off there too!

AT WHAT TIME IS THE TRAIN DEPARTURE?

It will depend on the train availability (during high season it could be booked out) but the idea is to give you as much time as possible in Machu Picchu and a chance to enjoy the amazing views from the train on the way back to Cusco. Therefore, we usually book the train at 14:55 or 15:20.

HOW MUCH IS THE VISTADOME TRAIN UPGRADE?

The Vistadome train service has seats that conform to your body, panoramic windows and ceilings. You will be offered snacks and a dance show will take place on board. You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for $67 USD. These trains run from Aguas Calientes to Poroy. We will pick you up from Poroy and drive you back to Cusco, which takes about 25 minutes. Please request in advance.

TIPPING

If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary in your country, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during the Lares trek to Machu Picchu. It inspires them to give excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many SPIDER Travel Peru destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you would like, depending on your perception on the quality of service and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

ARE WE SUSTAINABLE? 

Yes, we are a locally sustainable & responsible tourism operator. That incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.

WHAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE WITH YOU FOR LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

  • Original Passport (it has to be the same as the one you have used for booking your trek)
  • Valid student card (if you booked as a student)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage:  2-3L (please bring reusable, not disposable, bottles)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from SPIDER Travel)
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Toilet paper

WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR DUFFEL BAG FOR LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

As a direct local tour operator, we provide you with a duffel bag at your briefing and  INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 15lbs including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing. By Peruvian law, a duffel bag must not weigh more than 7 kilograms (15lbs). This limit is set to protect the health of the porters or horses. All bags will be weighed before being accepted. If you require more than 7 kilograms, it will then be your responsibility to carry the extra weight with your day pack. In this 7 kilos, please count 2 kilos for your sleeping bag and 1 kilo for your sleeping pad. This leaves you about 4 kilos for your personal gear.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for Lares Hot Springs
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º C
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office to line your duffel bag
  • Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us

TOILETRIES

  • Face moisturizer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Personal medications
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc

WHAT TO PUT IN YOUR BACKPACK FOR LARES TREK TO MACHU PICCHU?

We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40L for hiking in the day. A big backpack will not be allowed into Machu Picchu. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.

  • Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch stop. Please bring your water bottles.
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Wool hat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruits
  • Rain plastic poncho (provided by SPIDER)
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips

Why travel with us: Spider Travel

Spider travel Peru is a young and innovative company. We share the best of Peruvian history with a touch of modern. We create personalized tours to satisfy the needs and wishes of all our clients. Our tours and treks accommodate all budgets and are carefully designed to you the optimum experience. We guarantee small intimate groups that never exceed 8 people. We offer several unique tours to Machu Picchu and beyond.
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Our guides

All our guides have many years of experience in the industry and come highly recommended. They are fully versed in the values and vision of Spider Travel and will provide a service inline with those values. Our guides are knowledgeable and passionate about Inca Heritage and culture and in Peru as a whole. They dedicate themselves to continuous professional development and growth to ensure that you receive the most recent accurate and recognized theories about Inca and Andean culture. They are well educated, usually holding a degree in more than one field of study and can therefore hold a conversation on a broad spectrum of issues. Finally, expect to have an amazing time while trekking, our guides are fun loving and great sportsmen.

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Our Porters

Our porters personify hard work. We employ about 90 porters from local communities. They are mostly farmers by trade and are native Quechua speakers. They mainly come from the indigenous communities around the trail. We refer to our super porters as ¨Red Machine¨. This is because they work hard during the treks but carrying duffel bags, camping gear, and more! It is important to us that we employ porters from local villages because we are supporting them to become self-efficient and helping communities grow their economy to better the quality of lives.

We provide the following items to our porters and cooks for free: Working insurance, Jacket, sun hat, warm hat, t-shirt, pants, hiking boots, comfortable duffle bags, canteen, girdle for protecting their spine, sleeping bags, mattress.

Our porters are what make everything look seamless and smooth. They have your tent ready before your arrival in your tent and most importantly they significantly lighten that camping gear load.

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The Best food on Inca Trail

This is where youth comes in handy. Our chefs are fully trained to provide the most scrumptious, abundant and simply mouthwatering meals in the outdoors with limited equipment. Our chefs prepare the best of fusion cooking that includes Peruvian and International dishes, using organic local and exotic ingredients. Our chefs are very versatile, serving even better specialty dishes for those with food allergies and specific dietary requirements. It has been a highlight for a majority of our hikers and we have yet to disappoint a trekker. Enjoy a complete and immersive culinary experience while trekking through the rugged Andes Mountains.

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Camping inca trail hike - Spider Travel

The Best Camping Equipment

Enjoy a good night sleep in our 4 season igloo waterproof, spacious and professional EUREKA tent. All our tents are 4 person tents. ONLY 2 people will sleep in each, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bag. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking poles so you don’t have to bring the dirt inside. We also bring our own portable camping toilet, so you can use our clean facilities instead of the ones provided by the government. Our dining tent is spacious, with room to hangout during meal time and get to know your fellow hikers and guide.

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Our Reviews

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Alex3276

"The top tour company for hiking the Rainbow Mountain with a great guide. The food was amazing and we do reccommend Spider Travel to Everyone."

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Rechell

Tuvimos la mejor experiencia con Spider Travel, desde el inicio has el final, fueron muy profesionales.. Nuestro guia Juan fue lo mejor, y nos conto toda la historia de los Incas al detalle Muchas Gracias a todo el equipo.

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Frederik132

"We had the best experience ever with our guide Armando, he spoke great english and he is very knowledgeable. Highly recommended."

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Laexploradora23

What a great experience we had with Spider Travel, everything was well organized by Anjhely and the the Spider Travel team. Our guide spoke fluint English and he was very informative about the culture and Peru. Sulpayki wayki?


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